Thursday, July 9, 2015

T-Mobile Announces UNcarrier Amped! Part 2

For those of you that have family in or travel to Mexico or Canada, AND you are on a Simple Choice plan, post or prepaid, you are in for a great deal!

T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, COO Mike Sievert and CTO Braxton Carter took to Periscope and Twitter to announce their plans to allow, starting next Wednesday (July 15th of 2015), all Simple Choice customers to expand their home network for calls, texts, and data to Canada, Mexico, and the United States.  This means that you can make and receive calls, send text messages and use your data plan "bucket" no matter which of the three countries you are in, as a T-Mobile customer.

(Sorry, I could not wait... Had to make the announcement, live)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Smarphone Batteries with Double the Power

The smartphone has been perfected to the point that there is very little we could possibly hope that our current spartphones do, that they don't already do, almost perfectly.  So, where is the next frontier for progress in the smartphone industry?  Samsung has placed a bet on battery life as the next area that will truly revolutionize the way we use, or should I say, how long we are able to use our devices.  

(Credit: thenextdigit)

We are talking about graphene, which will translate to double the battery life of today's superphones, most of which top out at 12 hours of battery life.  Smartphones running with the new battery technology would last up to 24 hours on heavy use.  According to, "Samsung’s R&D team have used Silicone anode material and grow layers of graphene on the silicon coating of the Lithium-ion battery to increase the density and longevity. After the research, the team has concluded that the new technology would make the new Lithium-ion battery will give a double battery life than the current models."

So, for now, we will have incremental rather than revolutionary iterations of both Samsung and iPhones, as well as all other major players in the market.  That time where battery life will be double the current time cannot come fast enough.  For now, the outlook is two to three years before we see this technology come to us.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fix the LTE Broadcast on Periscope

If you have been using Periscope for a while on iOS and just updated to Perisoco's newest version, you'll notice that you can no longer broadcast over LTE.  If some of you have been noticing that, there is actually a fix for that.

Here is the fix:

All you have to do is download a VPN app. Make sure that the VPN app that you are using is a fast, quality VPN.  You may have to pay for speed... VPN is a good idea anyways as it hides your web address.... That is all you have to do to be able to broadcast via LTE.

BetterNet was too slow, and is not meant for Periscope.  Express VPN seems to work best for Periscope.

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